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Prosecutor: Iowa-based CEO carried out $200M fraud

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Russell Wasendorf, Sr., leaves the U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for his initial appearance on Friday, July 13, 2012. A federal prosecutor says Wasendorf, the chief executive of an Iowa-based brokerage firm carried out a $200 million fraud scheme that could land him in prison for years. (AP Photo/Cedar Rapids Gazette, Liz Martin) [&hellip...

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Son of Sylvester Stallone dies in LA

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 5, 1996 file photo, Sylvester Stallone, left, star of the film “Daylight,” arrives at the film’s world premiere with his girlfriend Jennifer Flavin, center, and his son Sage Stallone, who co-stars in the film, in...

DC chief: Reports differ on officer's 'threats'

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 23, 2012 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama gives the keynote address to the African Methodist Episcopal Church general conference in Nashville, Tenn. There are conflicting reports about threatening comments a police officer may...

Romney: No role in Bain management after 1999

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at a campaign event at Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Va., Friday, July 13, 2012. Obama is spending the day in Virginia campaigning. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — His credibility under...

SF considering ways to curb plastic water bottles

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Thursday, July 5, 2012, Shauna Barbera uses a bottled water dispenser at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. The city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags has a new target in its...

NRA finds some GOP lawmakers resistant to gun laws

July 14, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This July 12, 2012, photo shows a National Rifle Association billboard in Hendersonville, Tenn., attacking Tennessee House Republican Caucus Chairwoman Debra Maggart. The gun rights group has had a falling out with Republican lawmakers in Tennessee over a...

Cheney: Romney 'only' man for foreign policy

July 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestures during a speech to the NAACP annual convention, Wednesday, July 11, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) WILSON, Wyo. (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney told...

Bridal gown designer Wang and husband separate

July 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Nov. 14, 2011 file photo shows fashion designer Vera Wang attending the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in New York. Wang, who launched her label with wedding gowns, is separating from her husband Arthur Becker. A statement was issued to...

Research murky on danger of Asian carp invasion

July 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

This June 22, 2012, photo shows Travis Schepker, a biology intern, holding an Asian carp pulled from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill. Scientists are monitoring native fish populations for signs of damage from Asian carp. (AP Photo/Robert Ray) HAVANA, Ill....

Paterno's legacy may now be damaged beyond repair

July 13, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 30, 2008 file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno listens to a question during his weekly news conference in State College, Pa. Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegation against Jerry...